Transit Wireless has announced a special promotion for the riders of the NYC subway from Lyft, making the ridesharing app the latest advertiser of free Transit Wireless WiFi™ in 147 connected underground New York City subway stations.

“New Yorkers are always moving around the city any time of day or night.  Lyft will help riders stay connected underground for free when using Transit Wireless WiFi”, said Brian Jacks, Vice President of Corporate Development at Transit Wireless.Lyft NYC Sponsors Free WiFi

Riders who are new to the Lyft app can receive a special offer from Lyft through this promotion.  New passengers can sign up here or enter the promo code NYCLYFT50 to receive a free ride credit, valued up to $50.00 on their first five rides.  Using free Transit Wireless WiFi, riders can also access the offer by clicking on the ‘TransitWirelessWiFi’  SSID in an underground station and connecting via the Lyft campaign.

“The subway is the life line of New York City,“ said Evan Cohen, East Coast Regional Director for Lyft, “Our mission at Lyft has always been to make it easier and more enjoyable to get from point A to point B, and through this promotion we’re excited to help New Yorkers stay connected on their journey.”

Beyond Wi-Fi connectivity, Transit Wireless is the company contracted by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) to design and construct wireless connectivity in New York City’s underground subway stations, and has been working with its carrier partners Sprint, Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile to bring New Yorkers cellphone connectivity underground.  To date, Transit Wireless has connected 147 underground MTA stations in Manhattan, Queens and the Bronx.  The company is on track to connect all 279 underground stations by 2017, one year ahead of schedule.

Yes, New York City, April Showers bring free May rides: Cell phone service and free Wi-Fi connectivity underground, and a Lyft trip discount above ground – on us!

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